Boarder Patrol: Jamie Anderson

With successful pursuits on and off the mountain, Jamie proves she's the girl for all seasons

Surf and Sports // Sharon Steel // 12/06/11
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Jamie Anderson

Sometimes the best wetsuit in the world can't help you deny the fact that it's cold out there. This time of year, we like to look to the mountains for a different kind of boarder– and the ladies who make it look so good.

Boarding Since: Age 9.

When did you go pro?
When I was about 14, when I started doing pro events, I took first place at the Vans Cup in Lake Tahoe. All my friends and family were there for me, and that was the start of everything.

What’s been the most rewarding part of being a professional snowboarder?
I love everything. I’m really excited to ride more natural terrain, and explore what’s out there.

Been anywhere particularly “out there” so far?
A small island around Japan to ride powder. It was some of the best snow and shredding ever.

We hear you’re really involved with designing your signature line for Billabong. What’s that been like and where do you look for inspiration?
I draw inspiration from my personal style, but also my family and my roots. I’ve always wanted to design clothing, so doing my collection has been a dream. I want to make sure I’m doing some good with my collection, so it was really important to use as many eco-friendly materials as possible.

Because you're in nature all the time...
We all hope and pray for sun and good weather, but snowboarding is a winter sport and a lot of the time we're competing in snow, wind, rain, fog and all kinds of crazy weather. But, that’s also what makes it that much more awesome.

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